Mansfield: Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me
are just certain topics which lend themselves nicely to the kind
of features we like here at VinylCheese. Chihauhau's, Phyllis Diller,
anything made by Frederick's of Hollywood. So it is with our very
special feature, the ultra-rare Jayne Mansfield LP from 1964 entitled,
Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me. What makes Jayne so VinylCheesey?
Her penchant for pink? Her over-the-top personna? Her self-cited
IQ of (ahem) 163? Her HUGE BOOBS?
here at VC, like to think it is all of these reasons and more. We
present for evidence this recording. The title is not too elusive.
Nope, Jayne recites Shakespeare over the subtle strains of Tchaikovsky
playing in the background.
just about as bad as it can get doesn't it? WRONG! There is the
album cover. First, there is the wretched, straw-like helmet wig
she is wearing. Paired with her ginourmous fake diamonds, her mink
stole and jaundiced tan Jayne is certainly in the forefront of Cheese-i-ness.
At least this photographer had the sense to cover up her nasty stretch
marks on her breasts that all too often appear in photos of her
during this time period. Her ever expanding figure ranged from 40-18-36
to 42-20-36 and finally into her bra-busting 46-24-36! VC Note:
Isn't it amazing how her hips never got bigger??? Ladies, I think
you know what we are saying here....
to me is an expression of our daily lives, our history, loves, accomplishments
and disappointments. I can think of no greater beauty than the reading
of a Shakespeare sonnet with a background of Tchaikovsky's romantic
and beautiful poetic music. It is like a great Broadway musical
with words and music by the masters."
Jayne. We're buying.
there was ever one reason we wanted to be a member of The Beatles...it
is for this reason alone:
the Beatles came to the U.S. and were asked which American celebrity
they'd like to meet they cited Jayne Mansfield. Jayne hooked up
with them at the Whiskey A-Go-Go. When she first met John, and saw
his shag haircut she asked him if it was real. John quipped, while
looking at her breasts, "Are those real?" Supposedly the meeting
ended when George Harrison sloshed his glass of Scotch at an inebriated
Jayne, and instead hit Mamie Van Doren square in the face.
-- Jayne Mansfield Biography, http://www.bombshells.com/jayne/bio
aren't exactly sure how this sonnet is an expression of Jayne's
daily life, but we'd like to bring you, the discerning VinylCheeser,
Upon The Nipples of Julia's Breast.
BONUS*** For a limited time only you can download this Jayne
Mansfield Winamp skin.